Photo #: NH 1489
Prisoner Exchange Tree, Santiago, Cuba, 1898
This Cieba Tree is where Assistant Naval Constructor Hobson and his fellow USS Merrimac crew members were exchanged for Spanish prisoners-of-war on 6 July 1898. Hobson and his crew were held in Spanish captivity after the sinking of Merrimac on 3 June 1898. The articles of surrender of Santiago were also prepared and signed under the tree.
U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.
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Image posted 16 May 2006